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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Apr 17, 2012 3:20am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: "Ruthie on the Telephone" does not seem to have any surviving episodes

Exactly how many prime-time big network series aired for 5 minutes each episode? That alone makes it interesting.

Everybody, we must all check our attic immediately to see if a kinescope copy exists there. While you are there, please also look for "Gold Diggers of Broadway", a partially-lost 1929 film.

On an unrelated note, I wonder if Video-Cellar is the prime-minister of this section? If not, he gets my vote.

P.S. I looked up info on some of the surviving 1949 CBS kinescopes, and they seem to largely be safety prints. So, if any prints survive "Ruthie on the Telephone" in your attic, we can at least be sure they won't suddenly explode without warning.